In his day job Hungarian Attila Szkukalek is a biochemist in Norwich, England. In his private life he's a husband, father, and dog training instructor. To the rest of us, Attila with his dog, Fly, is the best freestyle trainer and performer on the planet—and a powerful ambassador for reinforcement-based training.
MARDI GROWL: The Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, Steve Dale, host of Pet Central and in cooperation with the House of Blues Hotel, will host a benefit to support the efforts of the animals affected by Hurricane Katrina.
MasterPeace Dog Training, located in Franklin, Mass., is holding a Doggie Yard Sale on October 1 at 9:00 a.m. to benefit dogs impacted by Hurricane Katrina.
MasterPeace is seeking the following: Donations of new or gently used (but clean) dog items, such as beds, toys, equipment (sealed food OK, but no medication). Please drop donations off to MasterPeace by September 26. Volunteers and monetary donations are needed too. You can also support this effort by shopping at the yard sale. Funds raised (and leftover goods) will aid in fostering dogs rescued from the devastated area, or will be donated to a responding animal relief organization.